Charles H. Gershenson Is Greeted
on 65th Birthday, Occurring Dec. 25
A former successful Allied Jew-
ish Campaign chairman is receiv-
ing an avalanche of 7reetings on
the occasion of his 65th birthday
which he will observe Saturday.
Charles H. Gershenson, who was
born in New York, Dec. 25, 1900,
was brought here in his early
youth by his parents, the late
Nathan and Mali Gershenson. He
is a graduate of Highland Park
High School and he received his
law degree at the University of
Michigan in 1926.
He practiced law here and was
president of Ned's Auto Supply
until 1954 when the business was
sold to Firestone Tire and Rubber
Gershenson is especially dedi-
cated to the educational commu-
nity tasks to which he first was
appointed by Governor Romney
and which he continues by his
reappointment and as a Wayne
State University Governor
Emeritus. He pointed out that
there are vast opportunities for
continuation of studies and for
training in vocational areas as
a result of state and government
allocations in our high schools,
and he expressed the hope that
these opportunities will be fully
made use of by high school stu-
Gershenson is married to the
former Doris Fisher and has a
married daughter, Frederica Kel-
ler, and a son, Ned Peter.
'Agony and Ecstasy':
Movie Mostly Agony
CHARLES H. GERSHENSON
Mrs. ELIZABETH S. STONE of
280 Riverside Drive, New York
City, has been named coordinator
of the Israel programs of the
American Zionist Youth Commis-
sion, it has been announced by
Bernard Weisberg, National Di-
Dr. GUIDO KISCH, professor
emeritus at the New York School
of Hebrew Union College-Jewish
Institute of Religion, was named
by the French government an Offi-
cier dans l'Ordre des palmes Aca-
demiques. This honor was bestowed
on Dr. Kisch on the occasion of the
100th anniversary of the French
Numismatic Society, in recognition
of his scholarly contributions to
numismatics (coin collecting).
By Sid Shmarak
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Herschel Womack (left), cor-
responding secretary and treas-
urer of the Retail Clerks Inter-
national Association, Local 876,
is shown giving a check for a
$50,000 Israel Bond purchase by
the Drug Clerks and Pharmacists
Welfare Fund, to Sol Dollinger,
Detroit Israel Bond field rep-
resentative. This is in comple-
tion of the S'75,000 subscription
made by the retail clerks local
at the Al Barbour testimonial
dinner. Local 876 is now the
second largest purchaser of Is-
rael Bonds among unions in the
Fisher Hailed in Israel
as Dynamic Personality
JERUSALEM, (JTA) — Max M.
Fisher, of Detroit, general chair-
man of the United Jewish Appeal,
was lauded here today by Louis
Pincus, chairman of the Jewish
Agency, as "a dynamic personality
who has successfully permeated
the UJA with new spirit."
Pincus, who attended the re-
cent national conference of the
UJA in New York, made that
statement to the weekly meeting
of the Agency, where he reported
on his participation in that UJA
MORRIS B. ABRAM, president
of the American Jewish Coin-
Based on Irving Stone's great - mittee, has been elected president
novel, "The Agony and the of the Field Foundation, succeed-
Ecstasy," (Doubleday), the movie, ing the late Adlai Stevenson. The
which opened this week at Music foundation was established in 1940
by the late Marshal. Field, pub-
Hall, is mostly agony.
There is great acting. Charleton lisher and philanthropist. Arthur
Heston, Rex Harrison and Diane Krim, president of United Artists,
Israel's Citrus Fruits
Cilento, and their supporting cast,. was elected treasurer.
Prosecution of Actor,'
Israel exported a total of 13,-
are remarkable. But the film is
750,000 crates of citrus fruit last
not the book; it's a badly done
BERT GOLDBERG, sales mana- Former Nazi, Possible
ger of Hiram Walker Distributors
Gert season worth about $70,000,000.
JERUSALEM (JTA) —
It is all based on the Michael- Inc., has been elected vice presi- Frobe, the movie actor who played
angelo-Pope Julius II theme, the dent of the company, it was an- the title role in "Goldfinger," the
latter's order that the famous nounced by Raymond Revit, presi- James Bond film banned by the :::
By HATTIE Hi
sculptor turn painter and paint the dent. Israel governent, may be prosecut-
Cistine Chapel. These now are
ed as a former member of the
famous paintings, _among the
Dr. WILLIAM W. WATTEN- Nazi Party, under the Israeli law
world's most notable.
BERG, professor of educational against Nazis and their aides, if
But three are other elements in psychology at Wayne State Univer- he comes to Israel, Ministry of
the boom that are ignored or over- sity, has been named assistant su- Justice sources said.
looked. There . would have been perintendent of Detroit Public
The film was banned after
great drama if the script writers Schools in charge of child account- Frobe admitted that he had been
had included the meeting of ing and adjustment. Dr. Watten- a member of the Nazi Party. Even iii J. Gorback Photo Personalized Service i!!
Michaelangelo with Rabbi Melzi berg, whose new job will be effec- if the Israeli authorities do not
and the request of the latter for tive Jan. 1, will still be a part-time prosecute him, Frobe can be
workmen to be indicated in a Jew- member of the Wayne staff. Dr. subject to private complaint and
ish Michaelangelo theme. Among Wattenberg, who received his PhD if such a complaint is filed, pro-
the greatest Michaelangelo works degree at Columbia University, has j ceedings must be instituted.
were his David and Moses — the done a number of studies, books
former perhaps more important and articles on youth problems. In
• Designers Creations
For the HY Spot
than the famous la t t e r—yet all 1964 he was Franklin Lecturer at
Dresses and Suits
Of Your Affair
that is done in the movie is por- Wayne State and holds the Probus
• Famous Manufacturers
tray them and mention them. So Club Award for academic achieve-
Closeouts and Samples
-this is not a good movie. Good . ment and the Liberty Bell Award
• Sizes: 5 thru 14
acting and good photography are I of the Michigan Bar Association.
not snufficient to assure a good He directed the Delinquency Con-
And His Orchestra
trol Training Center here for three
18903 W. 7 Mile at Stahlein
years and is a member of the Na-
Daily 10:30 to 5, Sat. 11 to 4
Sinking-Fund Debentures tional Council on Crime and De-
• Distinctive Ceremonies
Friday Evenings by oppt.
of $3,000,000 Offered
Co. From 1954 he has been presi-
dent of Wayne Michigan Building
Corp., land developers for shop :.
ping centers, motels, etc.
He has been active throughout
business life in inter-denomina-
tional fund raising, civic and chari-
table activities with special em-
phasis on institutions of higher
A member of the Wayne State
University board of governors,
having been appointed by Gov-
ernor Romney in December,
1963, he was honored with a
Governor Emeritus status in
1964. For many years he has
served on the board of advisers
of Wayne State University Press
and was recently elected vice-
Gershenson serves on the board
of United Community' Service. He
was chairman of the Allied Jewish
Campaign in 1963 and 1964 and
was president of the Jewish Com-
munity Center, 1963-64; member
of executive committee, Jewish
Welfare Federation; member,
* * *
board . of trustees, and formerly
NEW YORK (JTA)—A $3.000.
The appointment of GOTTLIEB
on finance committee of Sinai Hos- 000 offering - of 10 - year. 51/2 - to- HAMMER president of the Amer-
pital; member National Jewish. 61/2 per cent sinking fund deben-
Welfare Board, and National Cam-. tures is being made by AMPAL- ican Israeli Shipping Co., Inc., as
paign Cabinet of United Jewish American Tsrael Corn.. with Israel chairman
the Bank of
Securities Corp. serving as the un- oldest banking institution, was an-
During World War II, Gershen- clerwriter.
nounced by Dr. Y. Foerder, chair-
son was a captain in the U.S. Air
Net proceeds of the offering will man of the board of the bank in
Corps from August 1942 to De- be used primarily to develop and Tel Aviv. Hammer, who is execu-
cember 1944. He was president of expand a qricultpral. industrial and tive vice-chairman of the Jewish
Franklin Hills Country Club, 1955- commercial enterprises in Israel.
Agency for Israel, Inc., is promin-
57; is a member of Standard City
The debentures bear an interest ently identified in New York's
Club and Hundred Club of Detroit, rate of 5 1/2 per cent per annum dur-
banking circles. Recenity, Hammer
and is affiliated with Temple Beth ing the eight years beginning July
negotiated the $50,000,000 long-
1, 1965 and terminating June 30.
Serving a second term as a 1973. and 6 112 per cent per annum term financing underwritten by a
member of the State of Michigan during the two-year period com- group of American insurance com-
Higher Education Authority, which mencing July 1, 1973 and ending panies. He played a major role in
administers loans to needy stu- June 30. 1975. issued as coupon the securing of loans and credits
dents and controls the State of debentures in denominations of for the United Jewish Appeal and
Michigan Scholarship program, $500, $1,000, $5.000 and $10,000 the Jewish Agency for the past 20
he also was appointed by Mayor they may be redeemed at AMPAL's years.
Cavanagh to the Detroit Cultural option on any date prior to ma-
turity on 80 days' notice.
world renowned scholar in the
field of Cabala and Jewish mystic-
Detroit Foundry Finishes ism has retired from the faculty of
the Hebrew University where he
taught since its establishment in
reared in Israel, educated in the 1925. Prof. Scholem, 68, will now
United States and living in Can- concentrate exclusively on re-
ada has completed a 4,500-pound search.
bronze statue of "Moses" in De-
With Decorator Fold
The Jewish National Fund has
troit. NOW he can send it to To-
Removed, Measured and
ronto and from there to Venice inscribed the name of Vienna
Rehung to Your Satisfaction
Mayor BRUNO MAREK in its
for an international exhibit.
Golden Book in recognition of his
Commercial — Residential
missioned by the Los Angeles Mu- role in the establishment of the
Phone for Free Estimates
seum to do the statue. Begun in state of Israel. The Golden Book
1963, it was completed at the De- certificate was presented to Mayor
Marek by Chief Rabbi Eisenberg in
troit Sculpture Foundry.
ceremonies here in which Israel
An expert is one who knows Ambassador Michael Simon also
more and more about less and took part.
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less — Amer. proverb.
He who waits for a dead man's
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
shoes is in danger of going bare-
foot; — French proverb.
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